Plant, Insect and Animal Species of Humboldt Canyon

Specimens and observations documented in Humboldt Canyon in the Patagonia Mountains of Southern Arizona in the Coronado National Forest.

Listings by FAMILY; scientific and common names

ACCIPITRIDAE
*Buteo albonotatus – Zone-tailed Hawk

AEGITHALIDAE
Psaltriparus minimus – Bushtit

AGAVACEAE
Agave palmeri – Palmer’s century plant

ANACARDIACEAE
Rhus virens var. choriophylla – evergreen sumac

APOCYNACEAE
Asclepias asperula ssp. asperula – spider milkweed

APODIDAE
Aeronautes saxatalis – White-throated Swift

ASPARAGACEAE
Dasylirion wheeleri – common sotol
Nolina microcarpa – sacahuista
Yucca madrensis – mountain yucca

ASTERACEAE
Baccharis thesioides – Arizona baccharis
Carphochaete bigelovii – Bigelow’s bristlehead
Pseudognaphalium leucocephalum – white cudweed

CACTACEAE
Echinocereus coccineus – scarlet hedgehog cactus

CARDINALIDAE
Pheucticus melanocephalus – Black-headed Grosbeak

CERTHIIDAE
Polioptila caerulea – Blue-grey Gnatcatcher

CICONIIDAE
Cathartes aura – Turkey Vulture
Coragyps atratus – Black Vulture

COENAGRIONIDAE
Argia pallens – Amethyst Dancer
Ischnura cervula – Pacific Forktail

CONVOLVULACEAE
Evolvulus arizonicus – wild dwarf morning-glory

CORVIDAE
Aphelocoma ultramarina – Mexican Jay
Corvus corax – Northern Raven

CUCULIDAE
Geococcyx californianus – Greater Roadrunner

CUPRESSACEAE
Juniperus deppeana – alligator juniper

EMBERIZIDAE
Pipilo fuscus – Canyon Towhee
Pipilo maculatus – Spotted Towhee

ERICACEAE
Arbutus arizonica – Arizona madrone
Arctostaphylos pungens – pointleaf manzanita

FABACEAE
Astragalus nuttalianus- loco weed
Prosopis juliflora var. velutina – mesquite
*Astragalus hypoxylus – Huachuca Milkvetch
Prosopis velutina– Velvet mesquite

FAGACEAE
Quercus arizonica – Arizona Oak
Quercus emoryi – Emory oak
Quercus hypoleucoides – Silverleaf oak
Quercus toumeyi – Toumey oak
Quercus viminea – Willow leaf oak

FALCONIDAE
*Falco peregrinus – Peregrine Falcon

FOUQUIERIACEAE
Fouquieria splendens – ocotillo

GARRYACEAE
Garrya wrightii – Wright’s silktassel

GYRINIDAE
Dineutus sublineatus – whirligig beetle

HESPERIIDAE
Achalarus casica – Desert Cloudywing
Erynnis tristis – Mournful Dusky-Wing

HIRUNDINIDAE
Tachycineta thalassina – Violet-green Swallow

LIBELLULIDAE
Paltothemis lineatipes – Red Rock Skimmer

LYCAENIDAE
Atlides halesus – Great Purple Hairstreak
Celastrina echo – Echo Azure

LYCIDAE
Lycus fernandezi – Net-winged Beetle
Lycus loripes – Net-winged Beetle

NYMPHALIDAE
Adelpha eulalia – Arizona Sister
Anaea andria – Goatweed Leafwing
Cyllopsis pyracmon – Nabokov’s Satyr
Dymasia dymas – Tiny Checkerspot
Junonia coenia – Common Buckeye
Vanessa cardui – Painted Lady

ODONTOPHORIDAE
Cyrtonyx montezumae – Montezuma Quail

PAPILIONIDAE
Battus philenor – Pipevine Swallowtail

PARIDAE
Baeolophus wollweberi – Bridled Titmouse

PARULIDAE
Dendroica coronata – Yellow-rumped Warbler
Dendroica nigrescens – Black-throated Grey Warbler
Dendroica occidentalis – Hermit Warbler
Dendroica townsendi – Townsend’s Warbler
Myioborus pictus – Painted Whitestart

PHRYNOSOMATIDAE
Holbrookia elegans – Elegant Earless Lizard

PICIDAE
Colaptes auratus – Northern Flicker
*Picoides arizonae – Arizona Woodpecker
Picoides scalaris – Ladder-backed Woodpecker

PIERIDAE
Abaeis nicippe – Sleepy Orange

PINACEAE
Pinus cembroides – Border pinyon
Pinus leiophylla var. chihuahuana – Chihuahuan pine

POACEAE
Cynodon dactylon var. dactylon – bermudagrass
Eragrostis curvula – weeping lovegrass
Eragrostis lehmanniana – Lehmann lovegrass
Eragrostis lugens – lovegrass
Muhlenbergia emersleyi – bullgrass
Piptochaetium fimbriatum – pinyon ricegrass

POLYPODIACEAE
Pleopeltis riograndensis – Rio Grande scaly polypody

PTERIDACEAE
Cheilanthes fendleri – Fendler’s lipfern
Cheilanthes lendigera – nitbearing lipfern
Cheilanthes tomentosa – woolly lipfern
Pellaea atropurpurea – purple cliffbrake
Pellaea ternifolia ssp. arizonica – Arizonia cliffbrake

REGULIDAE
Regulus calendula – Ruby-crowned Kinglet

RUTACEAE
Ptelea trifoliata – common hoptree

SANTALACEAE
Comandra umbellata – bastard toadflax

SATURNIIDAE
Eupackardia callet – Calleta Silkmoth

SCIURIDAE
*Sciurus arizonensis – Arizona gray squirrel

SCROPHULARIACEAE
Castilleja tenuiflora – Santa Catalina Indian paintbrush

STRIGIDAE
*Strix occidentalis lucida – Mexican spotted owl

THRAUPIDAE
Piranga flava – Red Tanager
Piranga rubra – Summer Tanager

TROCHILIDAE
*Cynanthus latirostris – Broad-billed Hummingbird
Selasphorus platycercus – Broad-tailed Hummingbird

TROGONIDAE
*Trogon elegans – Elegant Trogon

TROGLODYTIDAE
Catherpes mexicanus – Canyon Wren
Salpinctes obsoletus – Rock Wren
Thryomanes bewickii – Bewick’s Wren

TYPHACEAE
Typha domingensis – southern cattail

TYRANNIDAE
Empidonax occidentalis – Cordilleran Flycatcher
Myiarchus cinerascens – Ash-throated Flycatcher
*Myiarchus tuberculifer – Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Tyrannus vociferans – Cassin’s Kingbird

URSIDAE
Ursus americanus – black bear

VIREONIDAE
Vireo cassinii – Cassin’s Vireo
Vireo huttoni – Hutton’s Vireo

*Threatened, endangered, sensitive or special species of concern

Source:
Madrean Archipelago Biodiversity Assessment (MABA) Project www.Madrean.org